It’s been a long time since talk first broke out of the Toyota FT-HS concept car. Since then, the original FT-HS project has evolved into the Toyota FT-86, and now split into the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. No matter what they call it, both production versions are about to be released as I’m writing this. Some say it will be the new AE86, others say it’ll be like the 240SX—all of this based on the fact that it’s an inexpensive rear-wheel-drive four-cylinder car. It’s about time the OEMs made more rear-wheel-drive cars under $30K. This portion of the market has been so sparse since the 1990s. Starting the car off at a lower price makes it more affordable for tuners and gets the enthusiasm going quicker. And in a few years when used ones start popping up for less, even more people will be picking up these cars. Get ready to see modified Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ cars for the next decade, if not longer.
So which one are you going to own? It might not be now, but sooner or later I’ll bet many of you will own one of these cars. Both share the same engine and chassis, so I’m assuming there’s not much of a difference in performance between the two. I’m curious which you’d prefer and why. It’s like the Camaro or Firebird question . . . Too old for you? How about the Starion or Conquest? Stealth or 3000GT? Eclipse, Talon, or Laser? Just give me the red one!